DescriptionThe Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum houses a lovely folding fan that was produced in the United States in the early twentieth century. This eye-catching fan, made of silk and wood, is painted with large, graceful yellow irises in full bloom and decorated with neo-rococo flourishes. Our elegant ornament is based on the original fan in the Museum’s collection.
Cast resin. Hand painted. Includes a green silk ribbon for hanging. Gift boxed. 3 1/4''H x 6 1/2''W.
- Cast resin
- Hand painted
- Includes a green silk ribbon for hanging
- Gift boxed
- 3 1/4''H x 6 1/2''W
Art HistoryUsed for centuries in the Far East, the elegant folding fan was adopted by European women in the seventeenth century and remained a popular accessory for the next 200 years.